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baltimore's mayor hospitalized. stephanie rawlings-blake is treated at shock trauma. >> what was wrong? hi, everybody, again. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. >> it was a pretty frightening night. chest pains and numbness. mike hellgren reports, the mayor is out of the hospital now and just talked with her about her health moments ago. mike? >> reporter: mary, she was released from shock trauma around 2:00. she spent more than 10 hours in two different hospitals, much of that in shock trauma. she said she is in good health. that's what her doctors are telling her that she had no major problems. and she certainly appeared to look very good, when she addressed this about 15 minutes ago. >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake who has had a stressful first month in office week up this -- woke up this morning, lightheaded, complaining of chest and abdominal discomfort. her husband took her to the
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e.r. >> apparently i'm a rock star on the stress test treadmill. i'm good. i'm feeling 100% clean bill of health. >> reporter: her personal doctor says it does not appear to be anything serious. >> she was awake and alert the whole time. there was no critical care being administered. so she certainly could have come by car. but my guess is, as a precaution, they probably used a different mode of transportation. >> the symptoms are said to be common. almost flu-like. >> sometimes what you get is a feeling of lightheadedness and nausea and a feeling like you're going to pass out that is very common. theproblem is, you have to make sure it's nothing more than that. that requires a series of tests. >> reporter: rawlings-blake continued to conduct business from her hospital room, even meeting with her chief of staff. >> i was thinking to myself this would have been perfect at
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the emergency operations center. that's when everything was kind of a wild and whacky schedule. things were pretty decent the last couple of days. i just need to slow down my starbucks habit. >> that answer was when i was asking her how stress was affecting her health. she's had to deal with two snowstorms and a budget crisis, after only being in office for one month. you heard her say, she had to kick the starbucks habit. one of the things she said her doctor did tell her was that she was drinking a bit too much caffeine and that she would have to stay exfrahydrated with water-- extra hydrated with water. >> that caffeine habit, hard to kick. thank you. mayor rawlings-blake's first month in office has been a stressful one. >> we wish her well. we know she'll be well. just relax. we were not going to do anything without you. get well and come on back here.
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>> i know she's up to the meddle to continue on to be our mayor. and our wishes and thoughts are with her at this time. >> wjz will have more reaction from city hall and the mayor's hospitalization, coming up live at 5:00 and 6:00. an investigation continues at this hour into a deadly overnight hour. -- fire. a man who lost one of his legs is one of three people who died in a west baltimore house fire. alfred goodman, sr., and alfred goodman, jr. the fire broke out in the 3500 block of woodbrook avenue. the flames were so strong. firefighters, fighting the three-alarm fire, actually had to evacuate the structure themselves. baltimore county police are investigating the death of a popular local heavyweight boxer. 26-year-old fighter mike deitrich, seen in the red, white, and blue trunks was found dead tuesday night.
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he grew up and lived in baltimore. he was a former u.s. heavyweight champion and a three-time national champion. >> today, the baltimore archdiocese makes it official. 13 catholic schools will close at the end of the school year. vic is in the newsroom with more on the closures that will affect the 2,000 students. >> reporter: archbishop edwin o'brien said he was forced to make the tough decision because of high enrollment and lower costs. they were chosen because of proximity to other schools. he said it's a problem among catholic schools nationwide. but some are losing faith in the catholic school system. >> it is our baltimore schools that have been hardest hit. some of our city schools have as many as 70% of their seats vacant, with the number of schools having more empty seats than students. >> i always think about what would jesus do? jesus wouldn't close the school.
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>> nine of the 13 schools listed for closure are in baltimore. the other four are in baltimore county. for a complete list, go to our website, disprase -- displaced students are not far from another one. they're lots of people have already seen the terps fan storm the court at the comcast center last night. after maryland's upset victory over fourth ranked duke last night. it was an amazing win. lindsey reports on the celebration that quickly moves into the streets. >> reporter: it started innocently enough. then people pulled the street sign down. police blocked traffic, while students and alum celebrated. police in riot gear moved in. >> some say the police went too far. >> whatever in the area. it's something else. you know, it's unwarranted. you don't see students going
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crazy. it's just people playing by the rules. >> reporter: others say it's understandable, considering the history. >> i think they did a pretty good job. because when i saw the win in '02, it was completely crazy. >> reporter: the police moved through. they moved everyone to the sides. but as soon as they got through, the clouds reclaimed the street. >> reporter: it was like a game. students ran, police followed with tear gas. this man ended up in the middle of it all. >> i was on the sidewalk. i was going to move. but he grabbed my shorts. >> i wasn't even doing anything bad. i was just trying to like, -- like jumping around. >> and there was blood. >> he got beaten around with riot gear. >> i think it was ridiculous, the police brutality on campus. >> reporter: people had to put their hands up, as if to surrender just to make it to their apartments and cars. >> completely ruined. my friend is in jail right now.
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>> reporter: prince george's county. charges range from civil disturbance to destruction of property. wjz was in college park today. more on the celebration and the destruction and the big win coming up at 5:00. it's a very nice march day outside. mostly sunny and dry, with a slight breeze. wjz has weather and traffic together here. bob turk has the updated weather. it's about time. we have better news for everybody, coming for the weekend. look at radar. it's nothing around here. we have a few high, thin clouds. temperatures around 46 now. which is close to normal. take a look at the weekend coming up. our computer, good news. high pressure over us now will move a little further to the east and south of us. allowing milder air to move into the entire east coast. we should be at 50 or better by saturday, sunday, and probably monday as well. a little spring fever coming up this weekend. mary? >> we would like that, bob. here's sharon gibala. good afternoon, everyone. overall, not such a bad commute
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either. just a few problems. the worst in the city. an accident, that one on brokenning highway. -- broening. two other accidents in the city. one of them on west fourth at park and furnell. another at pressman at druid hill avenue. another at mountain boulevard. meantime, on 83, ruxton road, an mta mobility bus, fired there. that's going to be blocking all lanes with a backup too the northern parkway. it will set you back about four minutes. slowest spot, 38 miles an hour, on the northwest side. 75 to 83. there's a look at 95. going to have to tap your brakes there. there's a look at the top side of the beltway, at delaney valley road. and there is a look at the west side at oak port road. this traffic report is brought to you by good will. thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have helped thousands of people. donate today and help the good
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will. help even more people in 2010. back over to you. >> all right, sharon. thank you. turns out, it wasn't one but two children in the air traffic control tower in february. janet choi reports, now the faa is stepping up the investigation into the incident. >> reporter: by now, it seems everyone has heard the tapes of a child, talking to pilots, from the jfk control tower. >> 171, contact for departure. >> over to departure, jet blue 171, awesome job. >> and it seems like everyone has a different opinion. >> kids will be kids. it's not a big deal. >> they shouldn't be playing with people's lives. >> i love my kid smumps the next guy -- as much as the next guy, but to bring them into the control room is a different idea. >> the faa, air traffic controllers union, and secretary of transportation are all saying the same thing. >> this is a stunning example
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of lack of professionalism, not following the rules, not using common sense. >> reporter: air traffic controller glen duffy brought one of his kids to work in february, during his vacation. and brought a second one the following day. >> this is what you get guys, when the kids are out of school. >> wish i could bring my kid. >> duffy probably wishes he hadn't. he is suspended. in the meantime, all nonofficial control tower visits are banned nationwide. >> the faa is implementing a new program that encourages air traffic controllers to report safety problems, including their own mistakes. still ahead. at 4:00. rogue wave. slams into a cruise ship, killing two people. the incredible pictures and the damage coming up. close confidant. tiger woods' caddy breaks his silence. dramatic video shown in court.
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a virginia man is behind bars, after leading police on a high-speed chase, with children inside the car. virginia state police say 20- year-old glen fuseler is accused of evading police for more than 50 miles with three children inside his van. that van collided with his state police car. look here, and flip over. came to rest on his roof. amazingly, all three children escaped serious injury. crewmembers were on board a helicopter crash. at least two of those members say they're okay. just a little banged up. that had refueled in colorado before the crew went down. three were taken to area
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hospitals. at least one of them is in critical condition. tough words for tuesday, from -- for tiger woods, from the man who knows him best on the golf course. his caddy. >> step back, please. >> reporter: it's one thing for a golfer to get spotrouble with his wife. but when -- into trouble with his wife. but when your caddy turns against you, you know you're in trouble. steve williams has been carrying tiger's bag for 11 years. but he's not going to carry the can for him. >> of course i'm mad. why wouldn't you be. he's obviously let his family down. >> reporter: the relationship between golfers on tour and their caddies is something like marriage, caddies providing advice and emotional support, as well as doing the heavy lifting. and being so close, some have accused williams of colluding with tiger to hide his affairs, something that williams insisted he did not do. >> i knew nothing. that's my answer. i don't need to clarify that
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answer. i knew nothing. i think life is a case of you try to advance from your mistakes and be a better person. let's hope we can do that. >> reporter: so that not just tiger but steve williams and literally pick up where they left off. >> and williams tells "people" magazine that if he would have known about tiger woods' affairs, he would have blown the whistle. for now, he continues to support his friend. good news on the closing bell on wall street. all major indices were up today. the dow was up 47. s&p up 4. nasdaq up 12. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. the number of americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, by 29,000. it's considered a sign that layoffs may be easing as the economy slowly recovers. investors hope it's a good barometer for tomorrow's report on the labor market.
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it's expected to show the economy lost 50,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.8%. we're getting a mixed reading on the economy. a retail industry group is reporting a 3.7% gain in february. it's the strongest retail gain in three years. retailers from nordstrom to target reported numbers that were better than expected. but the number of people who agreed to buy a home last month fell, nearly 8%. that's the lowest in about a year. a string of snowstorms on the east coast is partly to blame for keeping people out of the real estate market. and can't get enough of the oscars? there's an apfor that. -- ap for that. called the red carpet. for $2.99. you'll get the latest oscar news. and a shot at picking the win for all of the categories. if all of them are right, you get a shot at a money prize. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. well, a wayward monkey
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captures the attention of one florida community. police wildlife officers and trappers have been chasing this monkey for weeks. residents of the subausch an -- suburban st. petersburg florida. the monkey has been on the loose since january 2009, despite all of their efforts, no one has captured him or slowed him down. >> he's a little big. so yeah. you might want to do that sooner rather than later. >> a little exotic as well. >> it is not a small monkey. anyway, coming up at 4:00. it's hard to understand. in one state, some pet owners cut the vocal cords of their dogs. but not everyone happenings -- thinks that procedure should be banned the. there are happy cooks in this kitchen at a towson high school last week. wins first place in a cooking competition. now they're off to nationals. i'm andrea fujii. that story coming up on
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everyone i ran into today said how about that sunshine. >> you know what's amazing? >> only 45, 46 today. but for should reason, everybody thinks it's like 65 degrees. not that warm, in fact, it's still below average. the sun is quite warm here in early march. same kind of sun we had in early october. let's take a look at temps around the region this afternoon. we're at 46 now. but the dew point very low. it's very dry here. 18 is your dew point. and the humidity only 32%. northwest winds, a factor, particularly some spots. 16 now, with higher gusts. barometer, 29.79. currently on the way back up as high pressure sits over us and builds in. we'll see a few clouds coming
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in. that low pressure stuck over new england is going to still some clouds. don't look for a forever night. 46 here. 39 in cumberland. 33 in oakland. and they just got above freezing. 46, pax river. ocean city. at 44. and d.c., at 47. the winds however, have been enough to make it feel 5 or 6 degrees cooler than the actual air temperature. 16, 21. 17. little breeziest places have been anywhere from 15 to 20, 25 miles an hour today. that low pressure, still sticking over eastern new england. kind of stuck there. it's kind of rotating a little further to the south. so some of these clouds in new york state are going to kind of really come through pennsylvania. the rest of the country, except for the great basin out here in nevada, really decent weather. high pressure is going to build in. or start seeing some milder temps by the weekend. that low pressure still sitting there. we do expect to see some of
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these clouds run through the region, overnight tonight. it will feel a little bit on the chilly side. as the high pressure over us today and tomorrow, begins to move off to the east. winds become more southwest. milder air moves in. saturday, around 50, even warmer for sunday, monday, and tuesday. we could be in the low to mid- 50s. for three or four straight days. i'll take it. small craft advisory. noon. winds 10 to 15 knots. bay temp, around 36 degrees. tonight, pretty decent. a few clouds here and there. 29 to 34 downtown. tomorrow, sun and clouds. much like today, actually. i think a few more clouds. 44, tomorrow afternoon. and still running below normal. but warmer weekend. >> sounds great. don't miss tonight's prime time lineup tonight on wjz at 10:00. it's the mentalist,, immediately followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on
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it is 4:28. 46 degrees and mostly clear. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news.
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i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about. >> right now, aid continues to stream into the hardest hit areas of chile. saturday's magnitude 8.8 earthquake killed hundreds of people. and as randall pink ston reports for wjz, the survivors continue to pick up the rubble. >> many buildings are condemned. in this city just 200 miles north of the epicenter, the bus station is untouched but the train station next door is in ruins. and the story is the same on virtually every block. but this historic club, 200 years old, is structurally damaged, beyond repair. today, tappia and others salvaged things not damaged in the quake. he now has to rebuild his business. >> in the meantime, you are not getting money because you don't have a new business. >> yeah. and we used much more people. like 100 people. and these people, i don't know
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what to do for them. no jobs? >> no. >> reporter: every destroyed business means lost jobs, lost revenues. fewer tox dollars for a nation that will need billions to rebuild. >> reporter: today, chilean president michel batchleat predicted it would take more to get it done. this home video shows the after effects of saturday's powerful tsunami in a fishing village, 45 miles north of concepcion. streets were turned into a river of flowing debris. after days of waiting, chile's military is now delivering aid to hard-hit areas. and frustrated residents want to know what took so long. randall pink ston, wjz eyewitness news. >> more than 800 people have died since the quake struck last weekend. well, a huge wave hits a cruise ship in the mediterranean, killing two people. kai joins us live with more on
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the deadly accident caught on tape. kai? >> reporter: an italian passenger on board the majesty ra vino, curtis, had his camera rolling when the wave hit the coast of spain. it rocked the ship. breaking the glass and flooding the interior. this is it right here. a german and italian tourist were killed. the ship's owner says the vessel was hit by three waves, each by more than 33 feet high. large waves are common in the mediterranean. but one that size only happens three times a year. a convicted sex offender, suspected of killing san diego teenager chelsea king has also been charged with an attack on another woman. and officials say he may be connected to at least one other missing teenager. >> number 16, john albert gardner. >> reporter: john gardner stood stone-faced in a san diego
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courtroom, as he was charmed with raping and murdering 17- year-old chelsea king. the straight-a student was missing for five days before her body was found tuesday on the shores of a nearby lake. >> we know that this has rocked san diego. it has rocked all of us. >> reporter: gardner is already a convicted sex offender. admitting to molesting his 13- year-old neighbor in 2000. at the time, his psychiatrist said he should have been put away for 30 years, calling him a danger. >> however, prosecutors made a plea deal so gardner wouldn't have to testify. he only served five years want. >> reporter: he did wear a gps monitor until parole in 2008. but since then, they think he may be the man who attacked a 22-year-old woman this past summer and could also be responsible for the disappearance of 14-year-old amber dubois. she has been missing from nearby escondido for more than a year. >> i don't think gardner in
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this case had any chance of rehabilitation. this is a serious pedophile, serious sex offender. >> reporter: and if convicted this time, he will likely never be a free man again. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. an anne arundel county woman is behind bars, charged with stabbing her husband. >> reporter: late last night, police were called to the captain's coke marin a. 48-year-old linda benner told officers she stabbed her husband during an argument on the boat. officers saw the victim lying on a picnic bench with multiple stab wounds. he was taken to shock trauma. the victim is listed in critical but stable condition. >> linda brenner is now charged with first- and second-degree assault. new details about the salisbury couple charged with abusing their infant girl. they are accused of failing to provide proper nutrition for the first two montes after
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their daughter's birth. prosecutors say the reason for the baby's condition may have been that godwin was incorrectly mixing the baby's formula. neighbors were shocked to hear the allegations. >> it's sad. that's all i can say. it's sad. because nobody should be abusing children. >> prosecutors say the baby was only getting about half of its daily required nutrition. looking to pass healthcare reform quickly. but as whit johnson reports for wjz, some members of their own party are saying not so fast. >> reporter: president obama called more than a dozen democrats to the white house to get them to back his healthcare plan. he's pushing hard to win over democrats who voted against the legislation last year. the speaker of the house says she is confident that the bill pass, but she admits it won't be easy. she will have to win over
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people like congressman joe courtney from connecticut. he was among the democrats who haven't decided whether to support the president's plan. >> i want to be absolutely sure that the proposed package that the white house is going to unveil next week really does the trick. >> reporter: the president is now embracing some republican proposals to get this bill passed, including cracking down on waste and fraud. but that may not be enough to win over the gop. >> this bill can be defeated. and i and my republican colleagues are going to do everything we can to stand with the american people and the people. >> reporter: lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are concerned there are not enough safeguards to ensure federal dollars aren't used to fund abortion. the president wants this bill on his desk within three weeks. and he's willing to use a procedure called reconciliation to get it done. >> mrs. boxer. >> reporter: it would let lawmakers pass a plan with a simple majority vote and not allow republicans the chance to block the bill. but in order for that to work,
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the white house has to win over democrats who are still on the fence. in washington, whit johnson, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, house democratic leaders say they are pushing for a final vote on healthcare legislation, before congress breaks for easter. looking ahead to this weekend, we could see some warmer temperatures. we certainly hope so. take a live look outside right now. the seasonally cool evening. feels good, though. wjz has weather and traffic. >> pretty nice day. a lot of sunshine. got up to 46 so far. i don't think it's going to go much farther. a few clouds moving in. but rain totally clear around the region. we see a few clouds. temperatures get back to normal, which is around 30 degrees. and over the next couple of days. tomorrow, much like today. by the weekend, we're talking temps 50 or higher. definitely going to feel a little more like spring weather. let's check on the roads now with sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. hi, sharon. the big issue in the clearing stages, but we still have a pretty major jam.
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that mta mobility bus fire is now off to the shoulder on the jfx. in the northbound lanes, blocking all lanes for sometime. at this point, you're still looking at a backup, all the way to fayette. it's going to take time to get there. meanwhile, outer loop, southwest boulevard. that's on the left shoulder. another accident in the city. that one at purple, one -- purnel. and another from broening highway between keith avenue and hollandberg. meantime, there is a look at 95, 95 northbound. you can see in the red. that's going to be slow from pulaski highway to the beltway. typical delays on the beltway as well. 795 to 83. there's a live look at that. there's a look at the beltway at maryland 41. and the west side at wilkens, pretty jammed there. this traffic report bought to you by sun belt.
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they took the state competition. and now they're onto the nationals. we first told you about the carver center for the arts and technology last week. and they've already won thousands of dollars in scholarship money. and as andrea fujii explains, they're hoping to win even more. >> the first place team. comes from the carver family. >> it's the first time that carver, center for the arts and technology has won first place in both the culinary and management competition at this pro start invitational. >> i was so nervous. i couldn't feel my face. i'm not kidding. >> reporter: they prepared a near perfect full menu. and mastered skills test. >> when you say "team," they are a team that i am very proud of. >> reporter: and they presented a nearly flawless. >> the judges basically told us we should copyright our restaurant.
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>> reporter: now, it's the little details that count. and distractions are everywhere. so students practice being bombarded with questions while cooking. >> what are you making right now? >> i am whipping up egg whites with peaks and into pancake batter. >> reporter: doing two things at once. and within minutes, this will be merengue. >> reporter: each team won $30,000 to $40,000 in scholarship money. >> the scholarship money helps. and the glory is kind of nice. but it's really fun. >> reporter: these students say they love food. preparing and presenting it. and most will use these skills for their full-time careers, long after the competitions are over. >> ever since i was in the third grade, i've always wanted to do this. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> making us hungry already. the state competition was a tight one. rising sun high school of cecil county. won second and third place in
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the culinary competition. western school of technology in baltimore county and howard county application. and research laboratory won second and third in the management competition. >> what terrific programs. >> yes. >> i didn't even know they existed. wonderful. straight ahead. cracking down. the fda says some of your favorite grocery items are making misleading claims on their labels. guilty verdict. why they convicted amanda knox of murder. get your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,
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in india, at least 30 women were killed. hcheds gathered inside the temple panicked. others were crushed while they tripped and fell trying to
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escape. new details are being released about what led to the conviction of american student amanda knox. knox was convicted in september of murdering her british roommate. the judges who convicted her said the american and her codefendant acted without any planning or resentment toward the victim. knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison. florida officials were called when a sea world trainer was pulled underwater and killed by a whale. >> reporter: the 911 tapes show just how horrified onlookers were during an accident. >> we actually have a trainer in the water with one of our whales. the whale that they're not supposed to be in the water with. >> okay. >> so we don't know what is going on. we were just told to call and have people on standby. >> reporter: first call is made as the 12,000-pound whale named tillicum swam in the pool with
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the trainer, dawn brancheau in his mouth. investigators said he had died from multiple traumatic injuries and drowning. whale shows at sea world resumed last week and included a tribute to dawn brancheau. >> tillicum, the killer whale involved in that incident remains at sea world. the consumer product safety commission is set to discuss safety standards with the representatives of the window blinds next week. they have urged blind and shade makers to improve their voluntary standard. this comes after the agency estimates about 500 children have strangled on the cords since the early 1980s. an average of about one child each month. the food and drug administration is taking action against deceptive food labeling. michele gillen reports. the fda says several big food makers make inaccurate or exagg raced nutrition and health
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claims. >> it's certainly more than just a shot across the bow. it's the fda is declaring war on food labeling. >> reporter: the fda sent warning letters to 17 names, well-known names, like gorton, beech nut. they include unauthorized health claims, unauthorized nutrient content, and unauthorize used as terms such as healthy. >> right now, you have to practically be a detective to get through the hype and the misreading claims and inaccurate food statements on the package. >> reporter: the fda pointed to products like pom wonderful, 100% pomegranate juice. >> they have been claiming that their product with reduce the risk of almost every disease under the sun. >> reporter: another product targeted, mrs. smith's coconut pie, produced by schwann's. the label says it has no transfats but did not disclose
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how much high levels of saturated and nonsaturated fats. the fish filets lack the label required for those with more than 13 grams of fat. michele gillen, cbs news, new york. now, the fda plans to promose new -- propose new guidelines for calories. >> members of the massachusetts house vote to put an end to allow pet owners to remove their dogs and cats vocal chords. some vets say the surgeries should remain legal because it's the only way pet owners with animals that are too loud can keep their pets. it must be approved by the state senate. a colorado man is arrested after he put up a billboard. it make its illegal to put a super graphic on any hollywood building. the adwas hung at one of
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hollywood's busiest intersection. officials want the sign to be removed and damages to be paid. the pressure, with a topic starring jessica simpson. mark steines has more. >> reporter: coming up, the anor,ic who brought-- anorexic who brought jessica simpson to tears. >> i look at my legs. and they're not legs. they're sticks. just a skeleton. >> reporter: she is a one-time model. we met her, her bones pushing through her skin. even size small shorts were hanging from her body. >> they're just too big. >> reporter: jessica simpson visited isabel for her new series, the price of beauty on vh-1. >> we were all shocked. we didn't expect her to be so skinny. you could see her bones. >> reporter: her story brought jessica to tears. >> there was the fashion designer who told her, you have
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to be thin if you want to be in the fashion world. so that's how she ended up. >> it scares me. scares me for a lot of people out there that battle an eating disorder. >> the pressure you feel when someone is telling you that you need to be more skinny. or you could look better. you know, i know that can affect you. because i have been criticized. i've been told i was fat. >> also tonight, george clooney with his girlfriend, just three days from oscars. plus, the primetime star's marriage proposal, caught by our cameras. we'll have that and so much more coming up later on entertainment tonight. that's at 7:30, here on wjz 13. it was a dream shot for a new york high school basketball player. during the state play-offs in rochester. phil depasqually launches a half shot. goes in. gives mcquaid high school the victory. no matter what happens in the
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next play-off game, they will have a hard time topping this ending. [ laughter ] and no matter what happens in his life, he'll have a hard time topping that moment. the whole school going crazy. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. more sunshine than we've seen lately. >> bob turk has your updated first warning forecast coming up after this commmm,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're going to go over there now. breaking news. captain mike perry, what's going on? >> hello, denise. we're at north town jfx. between old pimlico road. caught fire. you can see the fire destroyed most of the bus. and some of the actual grass outside of the bus. at this point, it's not clear whether anyone was injured. we have a mobility bus that was injured. transit police are on the scene. it looks like it has caused some fairly major problems back into the downtown, on the jfx. traffic is moving. but all lanes are moving through. but it is causing a backup well into the downtown. back to you on tv hill.
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time now to check in with bob. we're feeling pretty good today, bob. >> yes. >> take a look at today's temps. 47 degrees. haven't seen that in a while. 33 this morning. 50, 30, now the average. 80 and 5 are the records. right now, 46. 47, washington. 33 in oakland. 47 in pax river. and ocean city coming in at 44. 45 up in elkton. the dew point up at 18. very dry air. winds still a bit of a factor. 14, 16, 21. and they have been anywhere from 10 to 20. some gusting to 25 or 30. low pressure sitting over eastern new england. rotating further to the south. some of those clouds will be in our area tonight. and again tomorrow, cloudy, sunny mix from time to time again. we'll see overcast skies. generally, you can see the skies there. tomorrow would be a day, sort of like today. once this system finally gets out of here.
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higher pressure is going to build in. milder conditions start moving in for saturday, sunday, and monday. it's going to be really pleasant. a lot of sunshine. temps back up above 50. maybe even the mid-50s by sunday and monday. on the bay tomorrow, a west wind, 10 to 15 knots. small craft advisory. for friday afternoon. tonight, just a few clouds here and there, later on. general upper 20s to mid-30s. stim breezy. still breezy. sun and clouds. all and all, not a bad end to the week. and a mild end to the weekend. forecast coming up. >> thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake hospitalized. i'm mike hellgren, at shock trauma, with complete coverage. what her doctors are saying about this healthcare and how it's impacting her work a a,,,,,
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mayor rawlings-blake is taken to the hospital. the archdiocese of baltimore make its official. 13 schools to close. now, the next step for teachers, parents and alumni. i'm gigi barnett. a live report is just ahead. heartbreaking sadness and frustration for the relatives of three people killed in an early morning rowhouse fire in west baltimore. i'm derek valcourt, that story coming up on eyewitness news. >> check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now.
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mayor stephanie rawlings- blake hospitalized after experiencing chest pain. >> tonight, she's back to work. but what doctors are saying about her health. >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm maybeyy bubala. mary bubala. here's what they're talking about. pat warren has reaction to the health scare. but we begin with mike hellgren. mike, she is back at work right now, right? >> reporter: she is, indeed, mary. she came back to city hall about an hour ago. she had a staff meeting. she looked very beat when we talked to her. doctors discharged her from shock trauma, about 2:00 today. and they say this health scare is over. >> reporter: mayor stephanie rawlings-blake headed back to city hall, after spending


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